The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program is a unique research collaboration and training program. LAF-funded faculty-student research teams work with design firms to assess and document the environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects. They produce Case Study Briefs for LAF’s Landscape Performance Series.
LAF is now accepting applications for the next CSI program, which runs from February 5 to August 2, 2024. Applications are due November 1.
Faculty and design firms apply to CSI in partnership to produce a case study of a specific built landscape project. Each research team is led by a faculty CSI Research Fellow and supported by a student Research Assistant. The academic team interfaces with a Firm Liaison, who provides information about the project goals, design, design and construction process, and intended performance. Faculty selected as CSI Research Fellows receive an honorarium and stipend to support a student Research Assistant,
Additional consideration will be given to teams and projects that have the potential to produce case studies with a strong narrative, goals, and benefits related to (1) climate change and resilience, and/or (2) diversity, equity, and inclusion.